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Category Archives: Fiction

Bound by Cultural Expectations…
Bound by Cultural Expectations…

Two Zapatista women, bound by cultural expectations, struggle to express the truth of their lives in the highlands of Chiapas. When a woman rises, a community is nourished. In the Maya township of Chenalhó in Chiapas, Veronica, a teenage girl, … Continue reading

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Searching for a sense of identity and belonging…
Searching for a sense of identity and belonging…

This is a beautifully written story about a child searching for a sense of identity and belonging, by debut picture-book author Francie Latour. Illustrator Ken Daley has drawn on his knowledge of the Caribbean to create vibrant paintings that convey … Continue reading

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Unique Magical Powers
Unique Magical Powers

A WINTER’S PROMISE * Starred review from School Library Journal and was highlighted on their list of “September Stars” https://slj.com/?detailStory=50-Spectacular-Titles-September-2018-Stars!!! “Translated from French, this international best-seller is world-building at its best. The unusual settings, original characters, dark intrigue, originality, and … Continue reading

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The gray men are coming to steal your time.

“Wittily perceptive social criticism and haunting, surrealistic imagery…This all-ages delight deserves rescue and is ideal for classroom (or bedtime) read-alouds – especially if the grown-ups pay attention along with the children.” – Kirkus Review, 6/15/2013 The Neverending Story (published in … Continue reading

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That evening I danced, and when I danced I felt something I’d never felt before. I felt alive –
That evening I danced, and when I danced I felt something I’d never felt before. I felt alive –

Me and You by Niccolo Ammaniti, Translated from the Italian by Kylee Doust  June 12th, 2010. A young man named Lorenzo sits in a diner with a letter from his estranged half-sister Olivia. This ten year old piece of paper … Continue reading

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